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What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts? What would we learn? How might they change us? Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a podcast reading Harry Potter, the best-selling series of all time, as if it was a sacred text. Just as Christians read the Bible, Jews the Torah and Muslims read the Quran, we will embark on a 199-episode journey (one chapter an episode, to be released weekly) to glean what wisdom and meaning J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels have for us today. We will read Harry Potter, not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives.

Responsibility: The Whomping Willow (Book 2, Chapter 5)
11/22/2016, 5:40:00 PM
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Betrayal: The Midnight Duel (Book 1, Chapter 9)
7/16/2016, 1:29:37 AM
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Crisis: Hermione's Secret (Book 3, Chapter 21)
8/22/2017, 4:19:00 PM
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Family: Aunt Marge's Big Mistake (Book 3, Chapter 2)
4/4/2017, 7:25:00 PM
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Control: Dobby's Warning (Book 2, Chapter 2)
11/1/2016, 8:13:37 PM
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Being a Stranger: Diagon Alley (Book 1, Chapter 5)
6/18/2016, 12:55:00 AM
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Special Edition: The Live Show
3/14/2017, 9:24:00 PM
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Disappointment: The Worst Birthday (Book 2, Chapter 1)
10/25/2016, 7:57:00 PM
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Special Edition: Catching up on the Owl Post
8/20/2016, 10:42:20 AM
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Mercy: Owl Post (Book 3, Chapter 1)
3/28/2017, 5:05:00 PM
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Frustration: Grim Defeat (Book 3, Chapter 9)
5/23/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3/7/2017, 8:08:08 PM
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Love: Owl Post Again (Book 3, Chapter 22)
8/29/2017, 3:51:51 PM
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Loyalty: Cornelius Fudge (Book 2, Chapter 14)
1/24/2017, 5:13:00 PM
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Loneliness: The Vanishing Glass (Book 1, Chapter 2)
5/27/2016, 6:13:00 PM
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Commitment: The Boy Who Lived (Book 1, Chapter 1)
5/19/2016, 3:02:00 PM
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Curiosity: The Burrow (Book 2, Chapter 3)
11/8/2016, 10:45:00 PM
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Vulnerability: The Sorting Hat (Book 1, Chapter 7)
7/2/2016, 2:39:04 PM
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Love: Dobby's Reward (Book 2, Chapter 18)
2/21/2017, 9:21:00 PM
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Forgiveness: Talons and Tea Leaves (Book 3, Chapter 6)
5/2/2017, 4:11:41 PM
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Justice: The Dementors' Kiss (Book 3, Chapter 20)
8/15/2017, 4:08:00 PM
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Generosity: The Keeper of the Keys (Book 1, Chapter 4)
6/11/2016, 12:33:00 AM
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Forgiveness: Owl Post with Professor Stephanie Paulsell
8/8/2017, 4:19:00 PM
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Humor: The Boggart in the Wardrobe (Book 3, Chapter 7)
5/9/2017, 4:08:00 PM
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Innocence: Cat, Rat and Dog (Book 3, Chapter 17)
7/20/2017, 4:21:47 PM
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Complaining: The Rogue Bludger (Book 2, Chapter 10)
12/27/2016, 9:47:00 PM
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Friendship: Halloween (Book 1, Chapter 10)
7/23/2016, 5:05:12 AM
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Special Edition: Owl Post and Rabbi Scott Perlo
2/28/2017, 10:33:00 PM
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Love: The Man with Two Faces (Book 1, Chapter 17)
9/17/2016, 5:23:00 PM
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Promises: The Potions Master (Book 1, Chapter 8)
7/9/2016, 1:33:10 AM
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Innocence: The Writing on the Wall (Book 2, Chapter 9)
12/20/2016, 6:43:00 PM
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A Brief Post-Election Note
11/14/2016, 11:33:00 PM
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Hospitality: The Leaky Cauldron (Book 3, Chapter 4)
4/18/2017, 4:01:02 PM
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Grace: The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2, Chapter 16)
2/7/2017, 6:34:59 PM
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Sanctuary: Aragog (Book 2, Chapter 15)
2/1/2017, 1:12:06 AM
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Secrets: The Knight Bus (Book 3, Chapter 3)
4/11/2017, 6:54:00 PM
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Attraction: Gilderoy Lockhart (Book 2, Chapter 6)
11/29/2016, 7:50:58 PM
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Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
9/5/2017, 4:38:00 PM
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Optimism: The Patronus (Book 3, Chapter 12)
6/13/2017, 6:06:00 PM
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Foresight: The Dementor (Book 3, Chapter 5)
4/25/2017, 4:16:38 PM
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Hope: Nicolas Flamel (Book 1, Chapter 13)
8/13/2016, 11:41:56 AM
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Regret: The Forbidden Forest (Book 1, Chapter 15)
9/3/2016, 11:27:19 AM
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Imagination: Snape's Grudge (Book 3, Chapter 14)
6/27/2017, 4:30:46 PM
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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text - Teaser
3/21/2016, 10:39:03 PM
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Belonging: The Polyjuice Potion (Book 2, Chapter 12)
1/10/2017, 8:10:00 PM
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Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
9/24/2016, 3:30:21 PM
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Pain: The Quidditch Final (Book 3, Chapter 15)
7/4/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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Season Two Teaser: The Worst Birthday
10/19/2016, 9:44:17 PM
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Special Edition: Owl Post and Sejal Patel
9/12/2017, 4:00:00 PM
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Fear: The Letters From No One (Book 1, Chapter 3)
6/3/2016, 9:18:00 PM
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Escape: The Marauder's Map (Book 3, Chapter 10)
5/30/2017, 3:59:00 PM
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Cowardice: The Very Secret Diary (Book 2, Chapter 13)
1/17/2017, 6:14:24 PM
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Goals: Quidditch (Book 1, Chapter 11)
7/30/2016, 6:24:46 AM
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Desperation: Flight of the Fat Lady (Book 3, Chapter 8)
5/16/2017, 10:49:00 PM
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A Note from the Road
7/18/2017, 4:04:48 PM
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Charlottesville: Call it what it is
8/16/2017, 10:23:56 PM
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Special Edition: Extended Conversation with Chloe Angyal
5/9/2017, 11:02:53 PM
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[Explicit] Extra! Extra!: Blooper Reel
5/19/2017, 3:48:00 PM
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Season Three Announcement + Trailer
3/19/2017, 2:43:48 PM
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